Brailer, David

Patient with paper
By Bernie Monegain 10:49 am May 01, 2015
Former National Coordinator for Health IT David Brailer, MD, argues in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal that it's time for Americans to take charge of their medical records.
Keyboard with stethoscope
By Mike Miliard 10:07 am March 25, 2015
"The interviews really brought it to life; it was fun to do," says Robert Wachter, MD, of the 90 or so people, from across the healthcare industry and beyond, he spoke to for his probing and sometimes provocative new book, "The Digital Doctor."
Open door
By Brian Ahier 10:04 am February 18, 2015
While the collection and sharing of health data has yet to significantly impact care cost or quality, it has laid the foundation for the move toward population health management. The future for health IT starts now.
By Tom Sullivan 10:20 am February 27, 2014
At CCHIT's "The Decade of Health IT" summit at HIMSS14 on Wednesday, four national coordinators looked back on their experiences working to drive healthcare information technology adoption over the past 10 years.
Karen DeSalvo
By Frank Irving 09:58 am December 31, 2013
As Karen DeSalvo, MD, prepares to take the reins as national coordinator for health information technology in 2014, here are 10 aspects of her background that may help define how she'll carry on the crucial work of her predecessors.
By Chris Nerney 12:00 am December 20, 2013
"I was talking recently with a man who told me about visiting an endocrinologist 10 years ago," said Cheryl Stephens, CEO of Community Health Information Collaborative, based in Duluth, Minn.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am December 20, 2013
Perhaps the ONC chiefs can be like former presidents, getting together every now and then to trade stories about the trials and tribulations that come with the job.
Health IT headway 'breathtaking'
By Chris Nerney 12:00 am December 20, 2013
"In 2003, fewer than 5 percent of hospitals in the U.S. had any form of electronic records," said David Brailer, MD, who became the nation's first "heath information czar" in 2004. "A smaller percentage of doctors' offices had them, probably less than 1 percent. It was something everyone knew was inevitable, but the fire had not been lit," he...
By John Halamka 12:00 am August 15, 2013
This morning, National HIT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari resigned. His letter to ONC staff was profound. As I read it, I felt a lump in my throat. He will be missed.
By John Andrews 09:58 am September 14, 2012
An idea can change a lot over eight years and while the intent of interoperability remains essentially the same, its application has split off in various directions since 2004, when the Bush administration called for establishment of electronic health records, universal connectivity between healthcare providers and named David Brailer, MD, as...

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